40% Funded


Target: €6500


€2,626 Raised

13 Days:23 hours to go

57 Funders

BeautifulPeople/BeautifulPlace Photobook

By Micheál Rowsome


This book is 450+ pages of photos, with some writing (in English and Irish) and original artwork too.
It is a culmination of several years of documentation (10s of 1000s of photos over 7 years). It is intended as a celebration, love letter, historical document, look at Irish life, store of memory, journal, way of living, toilet companion and, medium of expression.
The series of images include portraits of people, shots of landscape and built environment, moments and events from around my hometown. And while it does focus on one particular place, I feel the themes that make up the book, are common and relatable to the wider world. I have had a few photo exhibitions of this work, since 2011, along with several painting/art shows and performances. I see this project as a continuation of the storytelling and expression that make up my art work.

The book is being launched in Newcastle West, Co.Limerck on Irish Culture Night, 21st September 2018… my 35th birthday! Let's celebrate together!

All the money raised here goes to the final printing process and delivery of rewards, with the other production work to this point having been done by me.

The book: 450+ pages of high quality full colour, HSC certified 170g silk paper, with 350g card covers. It is almost A4 in size.
The quote is for €9,395. (May vary slightly with final specifications).

I have already secured some private funding so I am asking for €6500 in this campaign ( €6000 for printing, €325 for 5% Fund it commission, €175 for rewards delievery.)

This, my first full photobook, is in it’s final design stages before printing in late August (That process will take a week or so). There are only some final finishing touches to make (And I might add a little magic stardust!). The launch date of September 21st is coming on fast so it will be an exciting and busy few months ahead. I can't wait to share with you the finished product.

Creating such a publication is a new adventure for me and I am excited to invite you to be a part of the process. Already so many people, through their participation with the photos, have helped make up this project. I extend that invitation to you. So pledge your support here, be a part of the book, and enjoy the wonderful rewards!

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A big thank you to all the people who have been so supportive & encouraging of my art. I am grateful for this opportunity to share this work with you… allowing you to help create it & enjoy it.
Go raibh maith agat.




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